The Marshall County Sheriff's Office announced a new arrest in connection with the case involving a man who attempted to run over two deputies with his four-wheeler and was later caught after boasting of his escape in a bar.
According to a press release issued by MCSO, detectives arrested Lisa J. Henderson, 58, of Gilbertsville and filed additional charges against James "David" Hall, 58, of Benton on July 10. The release states that during the nearly month-long investigation, detectives have executed three search warrants and seized a number of items which includes the four-wheeler believed to have been involved in the initial incident, three long guns, two handguns, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Henderson was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; hindering prosecution or apprehension 2nd degree, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; cultivation of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. She was subsequently lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center where she remains on a $2,500 surety bond with court approval.
During an appearance in Marshall District Court yesterday, she entered a plea of not guilty.
Hall was additionally charged with two counts of complicity to tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a Class D felony; two counts of attempted tampering with psychical evidence, a Class A misdemeanor. He was already in custody of the Marshall County Detention Center following his arrest on June 17.
During yesterday's appearance in Marshall District Court he entered a plea of not guilty for the new charges.
Last week, a grand jury returned indictments for a number of charges stemming from the initial incident which took place on June 16. The indictment charges Hall with two counts of wanton endangerment 1st degree (police officer), Class D felonies; fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle), a Class D felony; criminal mischief 1st degree, a Class D felony.
According to police documents and testimony from MCSO Detective Jeff Peck, Hall was spotted by Deputy Josh Anderson crossing Hwy. 68 toward Benton-Briensburg Road at approximately 10:30 p.m. on June 16 while riding his four-wheeler without headlights turned on. When Anderson attempted to stop Hall, he gave chase and attempted to run over Anderson and Deputy William Strader with his four-wheeler. The officers attempted to stop him with multiple taser shots but none were successful and when Strader fired a single shot from his firearm, Hall ceased attempts to run them down and fled the scene.
The next afternoon, Hall was boasting about his escape at Beer Garden in Draffenville, within ear shot of a state official who notified the MCSO. Peck said detectives are in possession of video/audio recording from four various angles of Hall's version of the incident he shared openly in the bar that afternoon. They also had two anonymous witnesses step forward to give statements, as well as a positive identification by Anderson when presented with photo lineup.
In addition to this case, Hall is facing charges after a Marshall County grand jury in June indicted him on a number of charges from an incident which allegedly took place on May 5. The charges include possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, methamphetamine, a Class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, .08 or above, second offense within a 10 year period; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. According to the indictment, he was observed operating a motor vehicle while manifestly under the influence of an intoxicating substance and refused to submit to a blood test after having been convicted of the same offense in Marshall District Court in 2011. He was also allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, a clear plastic jar and a clear glass vial.